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UPDATED 2:21pm Thursday 18 Feb The yacht missing off the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has been found and both people on board are believed safe.Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) began coordinating the search yesterday evening after a brief and partial Mayday call was received.Senior Search and Rescue Officer, Chris Henshaw, said […]

Issued by Civil Defence Waikato   Update #5 4:24 AM – This is the final update. See picture for areas expecting strong and unusual currents and surges at the shore. High tides times: • Port Waikato (West Coast) Thursday 1022 and 2241 NZDT • Tararu (Firth of Thames) Thursday 0747 and 2003 NZDT • Whitianga […]

A 58 year old Tairua man appeared in the Hamilton District Court this morning on charges following a boat rage incident in Tairua on 23 January. He has been been granted interim name suppression and  recalled to prison.  The court was told of his criminal history and as a result an interim recall order has […]

The average Coromandel property owners net worth has jumped on average $120,000 in the las year based on the CoreLogic Housing Index released today. The Coromandel’s property prices continue to surge with the average price heading towards the magic million-dollar mark, currently sitting at $904,897 according to new figures released today by CoreLogic who issue […]

Merv speaks to Rick Rennie on the CFM breakfast show about the Rescue Helicopter returning to the peninsula for the month of January 2021

Louis Ferris from NZ Metservice gives us an insight for the Weather Warning and Watch today and tonight for the Coromandel… he is interviewed by Rick Rennie on the CFM Breakfast Show.

The National Transport Spokesperson – Chris Bishop with Scott Simpson (Coromandel MP) today released their policy for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel, particularly regarding our one-lane bridges. The Policy has three key initiatives are. Building the Tauranga to Katikati Expressway, including the Katikati bypass Building the Pokeno to Mangatarata improvements project. Upgrade three one […]

Click the link below to complete the survey https://survey.app.do/how-concerned-are-you-with-drug-issues-on-the-peninsula How concerned are you about the use of hard drugs in our community. For as long as one can remember, terms like “Coromandel Green” have been freely used and are well known around the entire country. At the upcoming general election in September, there will be […]

Steady falls of rain are happening around the Coromandel with heaviest falls happening in and around Coromandel Town and Thames/Kopu where we have reports of 23mm falling so far. (Source Personal Weather Stations). Lightest falls are in the South eastern end of the Peninsula around Whangamata. We also have reports of slips on State Highway […]

This morning Rick Rennie spoke to Garry Towler, Civil Defence Controller, about the heavy rain warning in place for the Coromandel with effect from Midnight tonight (12:00am Thursday June 25). This weather event is similar to the Queen’s Birthday storm with falls of up to 150mm possible. Expect road closures, slips, flooding and power outages. […]


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